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considered locks for democrats are moving in the gop's direction. let's look at west virginia. in the race for the seat formerly held by robert byrd republican trails west virginia governor manchin by five points. joining me with reaction to these numbers author of the "new york times" best seller 2010 take back america former clinton adviser dick morris is here. by the way, your book is more relevant than ever because this goes into detail about the races and issues surrounding the campaign. >> we published too early. we should have come out today. because it is a handbook for how you can participate in winning the election. most stores don't have it any more but amazon does and barnes & noble does. >> sean: last week we went through these different senate races. you wrote in your column, you are tired of the conventional wisdom is democrats will keep control of the senate. you are screaming from a rooftop saying whoa no way republicans are going to win the senate too. >> they are. there are four races we won. arkansas, lincoln's 40 behind. delaware, north dakota and indiana. two more, pe
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
of the military that helps everybody to try to work together. they have headquarters in norfolk, virginia. and democratic senator jim webb worried about job cuts, let the pentagon officials have it right between the eyes. have a listen. >> we did not have access, we didn't have an opportunity to provide input. in fact, on august 9, secretary lind, you called me 15 minutes before this decision was publicly announced. that's not the way to conduct a review. that has enormous implications to our defense and the community interest. it's called stiff arming. >> i appreciate you feel we have not shared as much information as you would like. the core issue is a disagreement on the reck men dapgs. this was not a business case analysis as some have described it. this is a military decision. >> there are no decisions of this magnitude that are military decisions. not in the united states. >> very unusual to see this level of tension erupt between pentagon officials. that was the number two man in the pentagon, bill lynn, and democrats especially on capitol hill. earlier today, some congressional le
, wisconsin, the state of iowa, and virginia. key battleground states that he won in 2008 and the president using backyard chats at one stop at least in the state of iowa. a college rally tonight in madison, wisconsin. we'll debate that in moments with our panel coming up here. martha: all right, well speaking of those battleground states we have new fox polls out there that show to the president and his fellow democrats have a pretty tough road ahead at least at this point 35 days out when it comes to holding the key senate seats in particular. the trend is threatening their hold on that chamber. molly is live in washington with more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. let's look at three of the states that are very important to the white house and the democrats in order to keep a majority in the senate. president obama will be in wisconsin at a democratic rally to try to help russ feingold. although he will not be here. our latest poll shows that russ feingold is trailing russ johnson who owns a plastic company. feingold has 44%, johnston 52%. feingold is a three-term
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
their pledge to america today in virginia. standing shoulder to shoulder with the man who could soon be the next speaker of the house john boehner the party promised to cut government spending repeal obama care, secure the border. >> we pledge to you that we will create jobs. end economic uncertainty and make america more competitive. we will cut washington wasteful spending and reduce the size of government. and we will reform congress and restore your trust in government. >> sean: today's event occurred 16 years to the day when newt gingrich and his colleagues introduced their contract with america. that pledge helped secure the republican take over of congress in 1994. will this pledge produce the same results 40 taste from now? one of the authors of young guns new generation of conservative leaders california congressman kevin mccarthy. welcome back. >> s that for having me. >> sean: there's a lot of differences between the -- contract and this. this was by design. what was your thinking as you helped author this? >> what are items that we can do right now to make the country bet
at this lumberyard in virginia, outside washington on thursday morning. lumber company president hopes that the g.o.p. leaders will push for the bush tax cuts will be extended across the board. >> we don't need to be hit in the recession with a tax increase. you can say it's the expiration of tax cut. it's tax increase. >> also expected to be on the list of the governing agenda, 20 items aimed to create jobs, reducing government spending and repealing or counteracting recently passed healthcare legislation. conservatives say they expect even more. we must not remain silent when great moral values are being raged. those who have us ignore the battle fought over life, marriage, religious liberty have forgotten the lessons of history. >> at least one house republican congressman pit says he's been assured that thursday's document will include language on social issues to conservative. though it's drawing comparisons to the contract on america, sources say they're different in content and presentation. no gathering on the step of the u.s. capital this time. no signature on the dotted line. just a hea
, former governor wilder of virginia. same thing. >> and bill clinton said essentially you got to stop saying this stuff is working. you know, this is a president with a really long list of legislative accomplishments. he clearly wants to get out and tout this stuff. the stimulus is entirely unpopular and not working. so carville, you know, the white house loves when they get suggestions from former clinton people on what to do, right? but i mean, carville says -- and i think he's got a point here, you've got to emphasize the fight and notes in low look in the rearview mirror here -- and not necessarily look in the rearview mirror here. >> and the president says the plan is working, focus, focus, focus. what about the message? >> they've got a message and it's not a placid time. the gulf oil spill probably set them back two to three months. that combined with their self-inflicted damage by dragging out the health care thing. there's also a sense of sort of like political a.d.d. at 1600. they lurch from topic to topic. there is no coherent strand. the thing you hear more than anything e
, meg whitman, carly fiorina, kelly ayotte in new hampshire, bob mcdonnell in virginia, chris christi in new jersey, all these new candidates have one thing in common. they're outsiders. they're fresh faces and they don't want to grow washington's economy, they want to grow america's economy. they want to stop taking money out of the american people's economy and sending it to washington. >> let me make something clear. >> the tea party is the easiest part to focus on because it's got the brightest feathers and most colorful, but it's much bigger than that. that's why republicans are probably going to gain something like 52, 53 seats. >> i could not agree with you more. >> a americans about keynesianism being dead, they're voting on it this election. >> i could not agree with you more about growing private sebl sector job creation, what i'm saying is policiesing coming out of the tea party are disasoes tive. if you sit down with meg whitman, business leader who's have grown business, run business, they will tell you what the tea party and ron paul are talking about is contrary to good
group in a home in northern virginia right outside washington, d.c. he complained that his administration is in a wrestling match with republicans over a tax break for the wealthiest americans. let's bring in our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, and theio senior political analyst, gloria borger. for pryou. the president was low key today as he has been for the last couple of days. what's going on? >> they have john boehner back in a corner with some of the president's fiery speees last week on the tr this time he was in a smaller group in a back yard. maybe he didn't need to throw out as much red meat. but they feel good inside the white house for a first time in a long time. they feel they're in offense after playing so much defense. that's all because of what happened. if you play out over the last few days, friday's white house news conference, the president really underlini the message that the republicans should not hold the le class hostage by demanding that you also extend the tax cuts for the rich. at the same time you do them for the middle class. 48 hou
virginia, across pennsylvania, ohio. let's do this. let's go to the video from the marcellus shale coalition. the gas deposit could be worth $2 trillion i today's prices. shale gas production already accounts for about one-fifth of the country's gas production, and the current rate is expected to provide half of the nation's gas by 2030. this was in june we got this report from our affiliate ofwja out of clead rfield, pennsylvan, and there was a leak and polluted drilling water pouring out for 16 hours. no one lived nearby, and no one was injured. no homes within a mile of that. still, these are the stakes. there are massive economic consequences at a time when we are moving more in the direction of natural gas and looking for a way to be energy independent inside the u.s. >> the big question is whether or not tis process is safe, and the answer depends on whom you ask. chris tucker is a spokesman for energy in-depth, which reps natural gas producers from washington, and josh forks, a fill maker behind "gas" tell us why you made this documentary, josh, and what you found. >
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